Changing Lives - Abbott House
1 Quarry Bank Court
Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 226 1647
Who is the project for?
Who do we help?
Single homeless people aged over 50 with support needs. No local connection required.
Who we cannot help
No automatic exclusions.
- Minimum age accepted: 50
- Maximum age accepted: None
How to get a referral
Accept referrals from any agency. Many referrals come from the Homeless Liaison Project.
Phone Mon-Fri 8am-4pm to request application form. Interview. Risk assessment. Require proof of ID.
Length of stay
- Minimum stay: None
- Maximum stay: 2 years
Support and accommodation
4 full time and 1 part time staff, available Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat & Sun 8am-8pm, night visits and emergency on-call system. Keywork system (3 residents per key worker), with meetings at least monthly. Action plans with agreed outcomes reviewed quarterly or as required. Offer support with basic living skills including budgeting, medication, attending GP and hospital appointments and welfare rights.
Rooms and charges
£28.48pw required from residents in receipt of benefits.
- Single: 18
- Total spaces: 18
- Furnishings: Rooms fully furnished, with washbasins.
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- Disabled facilities: 4 rooms accessible to wheelchair users. Adapted toilet and shower room.
- Other facilities: Lounge, conservatory, garden.
Rules and policies
House rules and tenure
Smoking only allowed in own room. No alcohol allowed on premises. Licence agreement.
Allowed up to 9pm (except mealtimes). Overnight guests with staff permission.
Newcastle train station - 20 minutes walk. Buses 38, 10.
Phone 0191 273 8891 for further information about the volunteering programme.
Food, clothes, household goods, money. Phone 0191 273 8891 for details.
Is this page accurate?
If you work for Changing Lives - Abbott House and would like to tell us about any of this information that needs updating please email the Homeless Link Information team. Please note this email address does not contact the service listed above so do not use it if you are looking for help or advice.